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How does Crewseekers work?

It's free for yacht owners to post sailing opportunities, and crew members can view all of our published sailing opportunities without charge. To register your details and make contact with the yacht owner you need to join Crewseekers.

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Looking for a Sailing Opportunity?

Whether you are looking to:

  • Build your experience and sailing miles
  • Join local sailing trips with like-minded sailors
  • Crew on offshore and ocean sailing passages
  • Join racing yacht crews
  • Share sailing holidays
  • Find professional sailing work 
  • Crew on yacht deliveries

We have yacht crewing opportunities available for you.  Simply search through our sailing opportunities to find what you're looking for. 

It’s free to view all of our sailing opportunities.  To make contact with the yacht owner and join their crew, you must register as a member of Crewseekers.  Membership costs from £75 for 6 months and gives you unlimited access to all of our sailing opportunities. Once you have registered you can create your own personal sailing profile and share this with yacht owners when you are applying to join them as crew.

Sailing opportunities are listed with a variety of crew contributions – some are looking for a shared contribution of daily onboard expenses, some are looking for no contribution, some may pay your travel expenses, and then there are professional listings where a fee is paid to the crew – see our feature on Crew Contributions for more information.

Listed on our separate Crewseekers Directory are commercial sailing opportunities – charters, training, holidays, etc. – and you can access all of these without becoming a member.

Find the sailing opportunity you are interested in, contact the yacht owner and express your interest in that sailing opportunity and go sailing!

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Looking for Crew?

It's free for yacht owners to register and post their sailing opportunities.  

You can use Crewseekers to find amateur and professional crew for all of your short or long term sailing voyages; whether it’s more hands for local sailing, watchkeepers for an offshore voyage, long-term crew for an extended trip, or a professional sailing vacancy we can help.

To post a sailing opportunity, simply upload a boat picture and your text. Your sailing opportunity is checked by us then appears on the website, as well as on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

Crewseekers’ members will contact you directly to express interest in your sailing opportunity and to invite you to view their sailing profile. You can post both amateur and professional sailing opportunities, and if you wish you can boost the prominence of your post for a small charge.

Amateur sailing opportunities are accepted on the basis that crew contributions (if any) are for a reasonable share of daily expenses only. For further information on contributions see our article Crew Contributions.

Commercial sailing opportunities, i.e. those that charge a commercial rate for other people to join you aboard, can only be posted on our separate Crewseekers Directory section. 

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Crewseekers acts as an introducer only and does not warrant the skills of skippers or crews, or suitability of vessels or equipment for any proposed voyages – further information is available in our FAQs and Advice sections.

We are not an employment or crew matching service and we do not operate a database that you can add your CV to for yacht owners to search through. It’s up to the crew to find the sailing opportunity that they are interested in and reply to the yacht owner to express their interest.

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Crewseekers is run by experienced, professional sailors offering a friendly and helpful service to yacht crew and owners. We are the original yacht crew introduction agency – established for over 25 years offering amateur and professional sailing opportunities throughout the world.

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